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Rachael Kilgour offers an exquisite tribute to her late father in 4th album, My Father Loved Me, produced by Rose Cousins
Rachael Kilgour offers an exquisite tribute to her late father in her fourth full-length collection, My Father Loved Me, produced by JUNO Award-winning songwriter Rose Cousins and recorded in the senior Kilgour's native Canada. In the spare, often gutting language for which she is known, Kilgour gives us a complex portrait of a man as seen through his daughter's eyes. With unwavering acuity, she poses questions about identity, inheritance, and grief, and afﬁrms the value of one ordinary working man's life to an often indifferent world.
With this album, Kilgour reveals something about what the living owes each other. “In our mourning rituals,” she says, “I think we’re really convincing ourselves that our own lives matter, that we will have an impact and be remembered. My father had a very average life for a man of his time, a small life that didn’t involve grandeur of any kind at all.”
Kilgour thinks before completing her remarks. “I needed to prove to myself and to the world that lives lived like that are still worth celebrating, still worth living.”
Kilgour is a Canadian-American songwriter and performing artist whose plain-spoken, lyric-driven work, and intimate performances have endeared her to listeners and fellow artists alike. Like her father, she is a hard worker. She comes by her considerable skills honestly, honing her craft over the past decade in listening rooms, festivals, concert halls, and recording studios, while picking up accolades along the way. Kilgour ﬁrst attained notoriety outside her native Duluth, MN as the grand prize winner of the 2015 international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and winner of the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest. She has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and at the Sundance Film Festival. Her oft-noted “unapologetic lyrics” (Rolling Stone) and “master crafted indie folk” sensibilities (Billboard) are on full display in her latest collection of songs.
All songs written/published by Rachael Kilgour, BMI
Language warning on track 3
All songs written By Rachael Kilgour
Produced by Rose Cousins
Engineered and mixed by Chris Stringer
Recorded at Union Sound Company, Toronto